My art gives one an insight into my own version of the spirit world. I am capturing what I interpret the in-between world to be, and where my own spirit lies: a colorful world that holds the faith there is something else other than the seriousness of day-to-day life. From the faceless shaman figures, to the expressive birds and animals, to the vibrant humans bursting out in symbolic, ecstatic dance: I paint what moves my own internal life.
The inspiration for my work comes from my connection to the nature and energy of my surroundings. I draw not only from experiences living in a small community in the Sierra Nevada’s, but also from the ancient spirit of the land. I have found my voice with wood, acrylic paint, and ink. The wood and I have an understanding. Every piece of wood has a personality all its own, and I create around the knots and different grains it presents me.